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BACKGROUND California is the largest alcohol market in the United States. In 2005 alone, Californians consumed almost 14 billion alcoholic drinks, which contributed to many severe and potentially fatal alcohol-related illnesses and conditions. Alcohol use also causes violent and nonviolent crimes, as well as injuries and traffic collisions. While several(More)
Introduction: Excessive alcohol use is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States each year and responsible for about 10,000 deaths in California alone. In addition, excessive alcohol use is responsible for many hospitalizations due to injuries and illnesses. Alcohol consumption is known to differ by age, sex, and race/ethnicity and(More)
  • Michele Simon
  • 2008
Underage drinking is a major public health problem. Youth drink more heavily than adults and are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of alcohol. Previous research has demonstrated the connection between alcohol advertising and underage drinking. Restricting outdoor advertising in general and transit ads in particular, represents an important opportunity(More)
Obesity has reached global epidemic levels, and two-thirds of Americans are now either obese or overweight. But the U.S. government, along with the powerful food industry, is trying to thwart the World Health Organization's efforts, through its proposed Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity, and Health, to make even the most commonsense recommendations(More)
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